This is a review of a split album between California's Bloodmoon and Trapped Within Burning Machinery which will be released in October by Midnight Collective and we will start off the review with Bloodmoon a band that plays a progressive mixture of black, sludge and doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with dark yet heavy riffing along with some screams that are in between sludge and black metal and there track is over 11 minutes in length while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some elements of post metal.
A great amount of melody can be heard in the guitar riffing while the riffs also mix in the heaviness of doom metal along with some melodic guitar leads as well as mixing in clean singing into the background and they also add in a small amount of acoustic guitars which also gives the song a more progressive feeling, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover space, time, death and mind themes.
In my opinion Bloodmoon are a very great sounding progressive mixture of black, doom and sludge metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band.
Next up is Trapped Within Burning Machinery a band that plays a mixture of sludge and funeral doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with atmospheric synths and powerful sounding bass guitars while the track is over 17 minutes in length along with some melodic vocals also being utilized at times and once the music gets heavy it goes into more of a funeral doom metal direction.
Vocals are mostly death metal growls while elements of sludge are also added into the heavier riffing along with some melodic guitar leads as well as some grim black metal screams and the riffs also use a decent amount of melody, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover anti existence, misanthropy, industrialism, and drug themes.
In my opinion Trapped Within Burning Machinery are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and funeral doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band.
In conclusion this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black, sludge and doom metal. 8 out of 10.